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Manna Pro® Extends Its 4-H Partnership

As part of the partnership, Manna Pro will donate $1 to National 4-H Council for every $1 coupon used on select Manna Pro products from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, with a minimum $50,000 match donation guaranteed in 2021.

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 24, 2021 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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Pneumonia In Goats
January 14, 2021 · · Health

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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The Best Goat Gestation Calculator
December 11, 2020 · · Ownership

What is the goat gestation period? Did you know that Boer goat gestation period differs from Nigerian dwarf gestation? To use this goat due date calculator, select from miniature or full-sized goats then enter the exposure date.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery
October 30, 2020 · · Home Dairy

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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An Ode to Goats

Cheryl K. Smith writes what she’s passionate about, which is a focus on health care as a whole; however, as soon as she got into goats, “I knew I was going to end up writing about them.”

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I’m Selling, Trading, or Giving Away My Goat

Peggy Boone, owner of International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry IGSCR-IDGR, gives a short tutorial on the need for permanent identification.

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
September 30, 2020 · · Health

Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will exhibit signs of mastitis.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
September 26, 2020 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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